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Volotea enhancing its offering from Athens, connecting the city to 17 destinations with 33% higher capacity than 2022

In a very successful Press Event, fully organized by Athens International Airport, Volotea announced to the media the enhancement of its presence in the Athens market and the strengthening of collaboration with Aegean Airlines

The press event organized by Athens International Airport on the 19th of April, hosted a significant number of media from all main Greek news agencies, achieving a strong attendance ratio, better to pre COVID years. The interest from the media was high as Volotea keeps on building its presence at Athens, extending its network from the city, enhancing a rare but strong collaboration with a Full Service Airline (Aegean).

From Athens, Volotea will fly to 17 destinations, the largest number of destinations ever and offer over 680,000 seats reaching a capacity 33% higher than in 2022. Volotea’s codeshare agreement with Aegean, the leading Greek airline, will grow to over 90 routes in 2023. Volotea is also the fastest-growing airline at Athens Airport thanks to its 3,800 flights currently on sale, representing a 23% increase vs 2023.

Carlos Muñoz, CEO and Founder of Volotea, added, “Our plans for this year show that our growth trajectory is stronger than ever, and we are committed to expanding our network across Europe, with Greece as a vital part of that strategy. We are very proud of our partnership with AEGEAN, the largest Greek airline whose values and priorities align closely with ours. We look forward to continuing our work together in our mutual commitment towards providing exceptional service and expanding connectivity at competitive prices.”

Valeria Rebasti, Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe of Volotea, said, “We are excited to continue our growth in the Greek market, especially in Athens. Thanks to the dedication of our great team of 80 people and the full collaboration of Athens Airport representatives and AEGEAN, our codeshare partners, we are confident in our ability to keep expanding and connecting even more passengers to Greece’s beauty and culture and helping more and more Greeks discover new cities all over Europe.”

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director of Communications & Marketing at Athens Airport, stressed, “Volotea has been an invaluable partner for Athens International Airport since 2015 when they commenced their highly successful operations to/from our city. Following the reinstatement of their Athenian base after the pandemic, we are now thrilled to be celebrating another two very important milestones; Volotea will operate their biggest ever network out of Athens during this Sumner Season, also introducing an exciting new destination, Cagliari, and, at the same time, their codeshare agreement with AEGEAN is producing great results, with additional routes and increased capacity this summer, substantially contributing to the enhancement of Athens’ connectivity and offering to the traveling public a plethora of options, both in the international and the domestic sectors.”

Volotea inaugurated operations to Athens in 2015, offering services to 5 destinations with 31,5k PAX. In 2018, the strong growth of the airport and the attractiveness of Athens, convinced Volotea to open a base at Athens and further enhance its network and PAX share. Passenger traffic increased by 3, to over 300 thousand round trip passengers. In 2019, growth continued reaching almost 0.5mio PAX, setting a new record and with full passenger recovery achieved in 2022, slightly surpassing 2019 levels by 0.5%. The successful recovery of the airline at Athens will continue in 2023, supported by the largest network (x17) and increase of capacity by +33% to 2022.